STV Announces Mentor-Protégé Partnership in Texas to Boost Local Business Participation on Infrastructure Projects
Apr 20, 2023
Women-Owned Trigon Associates Partners with STV as Part of the Small Business Administration’s Mentor-Protégé Program
DALLAS, TX – STV, a professional services firm that plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects across North America, today announced a partnership agreement with Louisiana-based Trigon Associates, LLC, through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Mentor Protégé Program (SBAMPP) to bolster support for local businesses. In this partnership, STV will serve as a mentor to Trigon, an economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB).
SBA’s Mentor Protégé Program leverages the experience of mentor organizations to foster the development of protégé businesses to expand their capacity and enable more small businesses to compete for government contracts. While the U.S. federal government spent more than $600 billion on goods and services in FY 2021, the share of total federal procurement dollars going to small, women-owned business is only 4.6%. Contract assistance programs like the SBAMPP help close the gap and level the playing field for small businesses by bringing more opportunities and equity to historically underutilized local businesses.
“We are excited to participate in this invaluable program, which aligns with our commitment to the Equity in Infrastructure Project,” said J.J. Roohms, P.E., president of STV’s Texas/Mountain Region. “Through this partnership, we can impart our knowledge and share resources to help support our partners and advance equity in projects across communities in Texas and beyond.”
Trigon provides professional full-service engineering, consulting and construction management services for a wide range of utility and public infrastructure work. The partnership between STV and Trigon was first established organically through networking and teaming arrangements over the past several years before growing into an official agreement through the SBAMPP. The partnership includes a range of technical, management and support services, as well as training and knowledge sharing. The agreement also allows both firms to establish a Joint Venture for future business opportunities.
“Trigon is delighted to partner with STV on this important endeavor,” said Michelle Herbert, chief executive officer of Trigon. “This partnership will allow us to continue to improve our firm’s business processes, strengthen our capacity and expand our footprint, while leveraging our collective strength to bolster our support for communities across the nation.”
STV has a long history of partnering with economically disadvantaged businesses to enhance their ability to compete on large, complex infrastructure projects. A joint venture between STV and AZ&B was awarded a contract to perform professional services at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, exemplifying STV’s ability and commitment to supporting and growing local minority-owned businesses. Additionally, STV signed the Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) Pledge in 2022, becoming one of the first architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms to commit to advancing equity in infrastructure.
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Founded in 1912, STV is a leading national infrastructure-focused professional services firm, providing engineering, architectural, planning, environmental, program management and construction management services for transportation systems, buildings, water, energy and other facilities. Headquartered in New York City, the company has more than 55 offices across North America. The firm is ranked 34th in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms survey and is 10th in its transportation category. In 2022, STV signed the Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) Pledge, becoming one of the first architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms to commit to advancing equity in infrastructure. Learn more at stvinc.com.
About Trigon Associates, LLC
Trigon is a woman-owned small business offering professional full-service engineering, consulting, and management services to both public and private sector clients, including extensive global and local experience in delivering public infrastructure and environmental projects. Trigon’s staff has significant experience and wide-ranging capabilities, including planning, engineering, design, construction management, project management, program management, project controls, regulatory assistance, and disaster recovery services. For more information on Trigon, please visit www.trigonassociates.com, follow us on Twitter (@TrigonAssoc), like us on Facebook, or follow us on LinkedIn.